Hagel Meets Counterparts From Baltic Nations

By RRT News Staff
June 3, 2014
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with the defense ministers of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in Brussels, according to a Pentagon press issued Tuesday.

Hagel and his Baltic nation counterparts discussed a number of common concerns, Pentagon officials said, including recent actions by Russia in and along the Ukrainian border and the subsequent reassurance measures taken by the United States and NATO.

The US defense secretary thanked the three nations for their continued participation in these reassurance measures, officials added.

“The Baltic nation representatives thanked Secretary Hagel for the ongoing support from the United States,” officials said in a statement summarizing the meeting.

“The four leaders also discussed their continued cooperation and the future implementation of the $1 billion European Reassurance Initiative President Barack Obama announced earlier today,” they added.